August, 2002, an idealistic photo student walked into a class with some shots from Cambodia. A week later I was at the bottom of the Stratosphere Hotel parking lot, 8 stories underground, with Pickett, photographing a man who threw away the trash. 1 year later with those photographs I was accepted into the Eddie Adams Workshop. 1 year after that I worked at the Eddie Adams Workshop. 9 days later I was in Detroit working for the Free Press. 4 years later I am headed to China.
the most personal thank you a photographer can give is a portrait.
photo taken in typical one shot one kill fashion. after 9 days in Ukraine, this was the only shot in Brooklyn over a 4 day trip.